The Hottest Accessory on the Oscars Red Carpet: A Sexy Beard

02/24/2013 at 08:42 PM ET

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We are well-documented fans of hot guys in tuxes at the Oscars. We have had less time, however, to formulate an opinion on the night’s most on-trend hot guy accessory: mountain-man-inspired facial hair.

First up, Argo director Ben Affleck, whose salt-and-pepper scruff has been a red carpet staple for the actor throughout awards season.

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More surprising was Affleck’s pal (and Argo producer) George Clooney, who squired a stunning Stacy Keibler while wearing a voluminous and well-groomed beard that complemented his flippy do.

And finally, Jennifer Aniston‘s fiancé Justin Theroux left his hipster leather jackets and motorcycle boots behind, wearing a suave tux instead — but he kept his signature well-groomed facial hair.

Tell us: Do you like these guys with facial hair? Do you mind a beard with a tux?

–Alex Apatoff

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Barbara on

UGH. Three handsome men. THIS is how you wear a well groomed beard.

Nicole on

Seriously PEOPLE, this is considered a red carpet controversy? I see why I stopped my subscription, you guys are reaching now!

Miss Panthouse on

The middle one is our favorite softie. He caved in again to his rear model. What a pushy girl, she does not even prepares pops for this amazing man anymore they say. The movies are a dream. A unique moment for Armani who covered her newly blown up first impressions. (A bag with a goldfish inside or a . with water).

Peggy Smith on

Not a fan of facial hair – don’t care for Justin at all, and Ben and George look so much better clean shaven.

Laura on

My boyfriend this morning just keeps talking and talking about all the beards last night on the show. So I decided to Google it and see what others were saying. I guess it is something that people are wondering about. Maybe we’ll now start being able to see beards in corporate America more. I kind of like them. Actually, I never saw my ex-boyfriend (of 7 years) without one. Hmmm.

sarah on

LOL…I thought you meant EARD as in George Clooney’s paid escort, Stacy!!!!! ROFL

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